Corporate investment grade

International Journal of Development Research

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9 pages
Research Article

Corporate investment grade

Sergio Cavagnoli


Regarding the goal, the scope of this study was the development of an economic and financial indicator aiming to delimit the investment grade that companies present in their corporate structures, through a set of economic and financial indexes linked to liquidity, profitability, debt, and yield, from economic and financial demonstrations of the corporations studied. This study is featured in the context of applied typology, of descriptive goal with bibliographic outlining, in the extent of the issue it is features as quantitative, comprising the population of 70 Brazilian corporations recognized by the international certifying agents Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch Ratings, which held the corporate investment grade in the year of 2008. The conclusions of the study were based in the results presented by the evolution of the statistical treatment, which were shown to be consistent for the model developed. The reliability of the model of corporate investment grade from the factorial analysis was testified by the Cronbach’s Alpha coefficient that presented value of 0.768, therefore indicating satisfactory consistence to the study.

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